Industry advisories

Telefilm Canada updates its Theatrical Documentary Program

The Program will open September 8, 2017 and will close September 22, 2017

Montreal, August 16, 2017 – Telefilm Canada announces important updates to the Theatrical Documentary Program as well as the Program’s key dates, following annual consultations with the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), with the collaboration of the Rogers...

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Telefilm Canada has updated the Production and Theatrical Documentary programs

Changes come into effect immediately

Montreal, July 6, 2017 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform clients of some important changes to the Production and Theatrical Documentary programs. These changes will apply to all new projects submitted under these programs going-forward, as well as to projects that have already received a positive...

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The Development Program opens on July 4, 2017 on the new platform Dialogue

Montreal, June 29, 2017 – Telefilm Canada wishes to inform all those interested in the Development Program that, in anticipation of the program’s opening, all clients must have an account on our new platform, Dialogue, to access the amount to which they are eligible and/or to submit their application.

Key dates...

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Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee

The Committee will select the film to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards

Montreal, June 13, 2017—Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian selection committee for a chance to represent Canada for...

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Telefilm Canada helps Canadian culture shine internationally: Newest additions to the International Marketing Program

Montreal, May 15, 2017 – To further support the export of Canadian cultural products around the world, Telefilm Canada is making the following additions to its International Marketing Program – Participation in International Festivals and Events:

  • Five new international festivals
  • Two new coproduction markets
  • Four new festivals for short film projects

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Statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, regarding National Canadian Film Day 150, taking place today

 

This evening, Movie Nights Across Canada is spotlighting Lovesick, by Winnipeg’s Tyson Caron

Montreal, April 19, 2017 — “It gives me great pleasure and pride to know that Canadian cinema is being heartily celebrated here at home and all around the world today, on National Canadian Film Day 150. Telefilm Canada,...

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Telefilm Canada announces opening dates for Marketing and Promotion programs—applications to be submitted via Dialogue
  • Applications to the Marketing Program must now be submitted via the Dialogue online client platform
  • Development Program to be migrated to Dialogue in summer 2017

Montreal, March 30, 2017—Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the opening dates for applications to its Marketing and Promotion programs for fiscal 2017-2018. All Promotion Program applications—as...

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Canadian production companies can now submit coproduction projects to Eurimages—European Cinema Support Fund

Montreal, March 15, 2017—Following the announcement by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, that Canada has become the 38th member country in Eurimages, Telefilm Canada wishes to inform Canadian production companies with an eligible coproduction project that they now have access to Eurimages—European Cinema Support Fund.

“Our...

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Telefilm Canada congratulates the Canadian winners at the Academy Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards and the César Awards

Montreal, February 27, 2017—“This weekend, Canadian talent was lauded on both sides of the Atlantic, taking the stage not only at the Academy Awards, but the Independent Spirit Awards and the César Awards as well.

“On behalf of all of us at Telefilm Canada, I sincerely congratulate all of the Canadian...

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Official statement from Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada on the passing of Jack Gray, former president of the WGC and ACTRA

“On behalf of everyone at Telefilm Canada, I’d like to express my sadness on the passing of Jack Gray, former president of the Writers Guild of Canada and ACTRA.

“Jack Gray was a loyal advocate for Canadian screenwriters, and worked tirelessly on their behalf for 25 years. Today, we have lost...

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Telefilm Canada warmly congratulates Carolle Brabant on her honourary distinction of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

February 24, 2017 – Telefilm Canada warmly congratulates Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, on her honourary distinction of Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

With this title, the French Government recognizes Ms. Brabant’s contribution to the strengthening of cultural exchanges between France and Canada in the audiovisual industry, as well...

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Opening and closing dates for Production Program lower-budget projects

What’s new: New measures to promote diversity

Montreal, February 15, 2017— Clients are invited to submit their English- and French-language lower-budget projects (budgets of less than $2.5 M) to the Production Program for fiscal 2017-2018.

Key dates
Opening date: March 1, 2017
Closing date: May 1, 2017

New measures to promote diversity
All projects...

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Official statement from Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the passing of TIFF co-founder Bill Marshall

“On behalf of the entire Telefilm Canada team, I would like to express my sadness regarding the death of Bill Marshall. He was truly a Canadian film pioneer.

“Notably, as an industry leader, Bill Marshall helped establish the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Toronto Film and Television Office.

“But...

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Opening of the Micro-Budget Production Program

What’s new: Adoption of new measures to promote diversity

Telefilm Canada’s Micro-Budget Production Program will accept new project proposals from designated program partners  from January 20 to February 3, 2017.  The program provides funding support for the development, production, digital distribution, and promotion of a first feature film or first...

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Theatrical Documentary Program is now accepting applications

What’s new: Adoption of new measures to promote diversity

Montreal, November 18, 2016 – Telefilm Canada is now accepting applications to its Theatrical Documentary Program for fiscal 2016-2017 until December 7, 2016. The program, offered in partnership with the Rogers Group of Funds, provides Canadian production companies with financial assistance for...

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Canadian talent ready to shine in Hollywood at the AFI FEST

Montreal, November 7, 2016 – Canada will be well-represented at the 30th AFI FEST (American Film Institute Festival), from November 10 to November 17, 2016 in Hollywood. This year, the prestigious foreign film section, World Cinema, will feature four Canadian films: It’s Only the End of the World (Xavier Dolan),...

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Telefilm Canada appoints Michael Leclair to the position of National Director, Business Affairs

The Telefilm Canada team is honoured to welcome aboard a talented player with extensive experience in the Canadian audiovisual industry. Since September 19, Michael Leclair has held the position of National Director, Business Affairs, devoting his time to the management and administration of Canada Feature Film Fund programs.

Mr. Leclair joined...

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Telefilm Canada announces the appointment of Lori McCurdy to the position of Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region

Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori McCurdy as Regional Feature Film Executive – Atlantic Region.

Hailing from Nova Scotia, and having worked at the Telefilm’s Halifax office for 20 years, McCurdy is well-known to the Atlantic industry. In her previous roles, she worked closely with the region’s...

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Renewed International Marketing Program – International Festival and Event Participation now open for applications

What’s new:
- Travel grants now offered to producers invited to a coproduction market
- 34 new international festivals added
- Short films eligible for increased financial assistance
- Simplified program administrative procedures

Montreal, October 25, 2016 – Telefilm Canada is now accepting International Marketing Program - International Festival...

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Two new obligatory forms for Telefilm Canada clients and updates to Accounting and Reporting Requirements

Montreal, September 27, 2016 – Telefilm Canada announces that its clients will now be required to complete two new forms and that its Accounting and Reporting Requirements have been updated.

The first form is called Authorization/Revocation of Applicant’s Representative with Regards to Telefilm. It will have to be completed by...

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Official statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the death of André Melançon

Montreal, August 24, 2016 – " On behalf of Telefilm Canada, I would like to pay tribute to the great filmmaker André Melançon, a director, writer, actor, teacher and humanitarian. He made an outstanding contribution to our film industry, particularly in the area of youth- and...

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Eight Canadian films to be screened at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Montreal, June 27, 2016 — Canada will be out in force at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held in the Czech Republic from July 1 to 9, 2016, with a selection of eight Canadian films, including one in official competition. The second feature from director Jesse...

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Statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the awarding of the Meritorious Service Cross to Jean-Claude Mahé by the Governor General of Canada

Montreal, June 23, 2016—“On behalf of my colleagues at Telefilm Canada, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Jean-Claude Mahé, Director, Public and Governmental Affairs, who today received the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor...

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Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee

The Committee will select the film to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards

Montreal, June 22, 2016—Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian selection committee for a chance to...

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Canada country of honour at Sunny Side of the Doc 2016

Montreal/Toronto, June 13, 2016 — Canada is the country of honour at Sunny Side of the Doc 2016, the international market dedicated to linear and interactive documentaries that runs this year from June 20 to 23 in La Rochelle, France. For the event, Telefilm Canada, the...

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Canada out in force at the Shanghai International Film Festival with 17 films

Montreal, June 8, 2016 – Canada will be out in force at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, which runs from June 11 to 19, 2016. A total of 17 Canadian films will make their way to Asia, including April and the Extraordinary World (Avril...

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CFC Media Lab and OMERS Ventures Announce Launch of VR Ecosystem Study, in partnership with Telefilm Canada

At the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Santa Clara, California, the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and OMERS Ventures today announced that they have partnered to co-author a study focused on the VR ecosystem in Canada. Titled Pulse on VR: A Workflow and Ecosystem...

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Canada Media Fund publishes report on defining content discoverability, in partnership with Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board of Canada

Montreal, May 6, 2016—The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has published its report entitled Discoverability: Toward a common frame of reference, in partnership with Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). The Report can be downloaded here.

This report, also...

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Official statement from Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, and Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, regarding gender parity in screen content financing

Montreal, April 27, 2016—“Increasingly, gender parity and Canadian screen content is a much-discussed topic in the media, on social media and in conversations between industry colleagues. And justifiably so.


“Gender parity is a priority for both Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). It’s also a personal preoccupation for...

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Statement by Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada, on the death of Michael Spencer, Telefilm’s first executive director

Montreal, April 22, 2016—It is with great sadness that we at Telefilm Canada learned of the death of Michael Spencer, who served as the Corporation’s first executive director from 1968 to 1978. Our team salutes him as a visionary, an ardent cultural nationalist and a pioneer,...

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